The Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain
During the storm [Monday] night, user @comfortablysmug was the source of a load of frightening but false information about conditions in New York City that spread wildly on Twitter and onto news broadcasts before Con Ed, the MTA, and Wall Street sources had to take time out of the crisis situation to refute them.
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Bruce Daisley: Talk Less, Say More
There are fascinating lessons to be drawn from the use of Twitter by comedians. Twitter, somewhat unexpectedly has found itself to be an oasis of comedy. The making of comedians used to be shows like Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. A blistering performance there and the Hammersmith Apollo would soon be beckoning. Frankie Boyle commented recently that now no comedian need to wait for their day in the sun to blurt funny topical lines on TV panels shows, they can now ad lib in the moment on Twitter.
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